Monthly Archives: October 2013

My favourite time of year – Monty Halls

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Autumn is a fantastic time to go walking, but don’t take our word for it.

Around this time of year we see a lot of people come into our stores asking about walking gear, whether it’s a new winter coat or some kendal mint cake for a brisk autumn hike – there’s something about the fresh feeling that really blows the cobwebs away. Monty Halls knows a thing or two about the outdoors being an explorer and a marine biologist; he’s also part of the Merrell pack, and he stopped by to give us his thoughts on why he loves this time of year.

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Calibre Mountain Bikes – First Ride!

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We’d seen the bikes in the office and had been itching to get our hands on them for weeks. It was finally time for a test ride.

The Calibre bikes were designed to be ideal for UK trail riding, so where better as a testing ground than our local trail in Sheffield, Parkwood Springs. Read more

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WIN! Garmin Edge Touring GB Discoverer Bundle

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Garmin have kindly provided 3 of their brand new Garmin Edge Edge Touring GB Discoverer Cycling GPS bundles, Including full UK and Ireland mapping for us to give away.

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Mountain Tracks: Taking you from ‘Zero’ to ‘Alpine Hero’

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I’m sitting in my kitchen with the smell of fresh coffee slowly awakening the sinuses. My porridge with banana and a dash of honey is starting to congeal, my attention being drawn to the GO Outdoors product booklet. Even though I seem to have amassed a mountain of kit over the years, I still can’t resist eyeballing the offers. The depth, breadth and value of the products offered always amazes me.

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Race for Life Twilight

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Are you afraid of the dark? Cancer should be!  

On October 18th 2013, many women will be taking to Roundhay Park in Leeds to join in the Twilight Race for Life. Race for Life is the popular all women event which helps raise money for Cancer Research UK, only this time – they’re doing it in the dark!

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Mega Mammut Days return to stores

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Mammut return to GO Outdoors stores to offer advice and fitting.

We’re delighted to welcome back the folks from Mammut for more Mega Mammut Days in some of our stores around the UK.  Mammut are one of our most popular mountain brands, and when they bring their expertise to our stores it always proves popular with walkers and climbers alike.

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